I have now finished Dawn of Spring, a SAL designed by a very generous Mouse from the Friendly Stitchers yahoo group. I ran out of the beads I used for the first three bands, and could not find a matching color. I'm pretty sure the first color of beads was a Mill Hill petite - but I couldn't find an exact match. So I ended up adding two different colors of beads - hopefully the changes in color look intentional, rather than being out of desperation.
And this is Part 3 of the SAL Sampler de Noel 2012. Isn't it pretty? I love the French designs - they are so elegant.
My puppy is finally trained enough that you can take eyes off her for a second or two, without having the whole house destroyed, so I have a bit more stitching time. We have been going to kindergarden, and the puppy knows sit, stay, down, come, let's go, etc. - although her obedience is somewhat dependent on whether she sees the little sandwich bag full of chicken breast cubes!
I finally got fed up with my messy yard, and hired a landscape crew to edge my beds and clean and mulch a row of crepe myrtles along the road - best fortune I've ever spent!
Well, back to puppy world. Happy stitching, everyone! Margaret C